Some Days are Really Fun

I was so excited to be able to meet 1991 graduate of The Citadel, Morris Robinson. photo by Stanley Leary
I was so excited to be able to meet 1991 graduate of The Citadel, and opera stand out, Morris Robinson. (Note THE ring on his right hand)
photo by Stanley Leary

Last night my husband and I attended the Atlanta Opera’s presentation of Rigoletto. It is not normally a topic I would write about on a blog mainly dedicated to helpful information for parents of Citadel cadets. But this opera actually has a tie to El Cid, the person cast as Sparafucile, Morris Robinson, is a 1991 graduate of The Citadel! (see this video of Morris talking about his time at The Citadel then becoming an opera singer)

Due to a really fun turn of events we not only attended the opera, but my husband and I went backstage afterward and met Morris after years of following him online. We also met a few other cast members.

Today was definitely a fun day.

Dorie and Todd Thomas who played the lead role of Rigoletto. photo by Stanley Leary
Dorie and Todd Thomas who played the lead role of Rigoletto.
photo by Stanley Leary
Dorie with Scott Quinn who played the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto. photo by Stanley Leary
Dorie with Scott Quinn who played the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto.
photo by Stanley Leary

For a real treat see these videos:

O Holy Night, Morris Robinson, Bass

Chicago Live Performance of Old Man River

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